Lothian Community Transport Services (LCTS) is an independent charity that has operating bases in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
LCTS is at a significant point in its journey and is looking for a CEO to lead the organisation forward into a sustainable future building on its proud legacy. Central to this is to develop a long-term strategy and the ability to develop business growth opportunities that will maximise the capability of LCTS’ people, its vehicle fleet and vision.
We are passionate about enabling isolated people to lead a fuller life and have been providing safe high-quality accessible transport for groups in Edinburgh and Midlothian for many years. In addition, we provide scheduled community bus services in remote parts of Midlothian.
We have an enviable reputation throughout Scotland and beyond for providing premium driver training through our wholly owned subsidiary, Transport Training Skills (UK) Ltd.
Our advice and information service is valued by many charities and others operating their own vehicles.
Embracing change has always been part of our ethos, and we have recently identified a new opportunity to deliver on our commitment to improving marginalised people's access to transport.
Would you like the opportunity to lead our committed team of staff and volunteers, backed by a supportive Board of Trustees?
As our CEO, you will:
Provide clear leadership and motivation to a well-established team of colleagues and volunteers to ensure the aims of LCTS are met and its well-established credentials are maintained. You will be responsible for the statutory administration and financial management of both legal entities.
The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Board to support them in developing a long-term strategy, set budgets and formulate business plans as well as to advise and guide them in their legal and regulatory compliance plus other obligations.
Key to the role is that of ambassador for LCTS, providing the public face for campaigns and building relationships with local and national stakeholders to include politicians, funders, the media, voluntary sector, and business.
Simultaneously you will manage the business to ensure ongoing high-level performance of day to day operations.
Conditions of Service
Responsible to: The Chair and Board.
Salary: Starting salary circa £40,000 per year depending on skills and experience. LCTS offers a pension contribution for all employees up to 5% paid into any legal pension fund provided this is matched by employee.
Hours: 35 hours per week. Many of our staff work flexibly in many ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.
Holidays: 28 days Annual Leave, plus 7 days statutory holidays
The successful applicant, by start of employment, must have the right to live and work in the U.K.
LCTS is an equal opportunities employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant is discriminated against on the grounds of gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.
LCTS is happy to consider any reasonable adjustments or support you may need throughout the selection process.
As our Operations Manager within the Business Development Team, you will be instrumental in communicating our messages, fundraising to tackle social isolation and loneliness, and navigating through the complex environment of statutory procurement processes.
You will have an appreciation of Carr Gomm values: Choice, Control, Interdependence, Respect, Openness & Honesty and Efficiency, Joint Working and Involvement, while developing a great understanding of the organisational goals and objectives both for the people we support and all employees.
Responsibilities & Success Factors...
Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading Carr Gomm’s communications, marketing, fundraising and competitive tendering through our agile approach. You will line manage a team of five colleagues, based in our National Office in Edinburgh (with the option for hybrid home-based working).
Success in this role includes:
• Effectively communicating strategic messages to target audiences leading to an increase in well-informed job applicants, donors and customers;
• Delivering a reliable stream of non-contract fundraised income, including through successful grant applications and enjoyable community fundraising; and
• Continual learning and improvement following all tender submission
What we are looking for...
Successful Operations Managers come from different backgrounds and have a range of work and life experiences. All have the flair to engage with and relate to people, and share our values of respect, interdependence, choice, control, openness and honesty, kindness and empathy.
In our eyes, the best Operations Managers are creative, tech-savvy, results-driven, positive, and self-motivated team players who are wonderful ambassadors, analytical thinkers, excellent storytellers, and passionate world changers. We expect that you will have significant experience of line management, communications and marketing, social media management, various fundraising approaches, competitive tendering and the wider social care policy landscape in Scotland.
Community Renewal Trust is a social enterprise and registered charity that works to build community, improve quality of life and alleviate poverty by engaging individuals and families and supporting them to achieve sustainable employment, improved health and to become more involved in their community.
Community Renewal delivers the Employment Safety Net project which seeks to support young people furthest from the job market to “self-manage” their life and support needs with the aim of achieving a positive destination e.g. employment, education, training or volunteering.
We work with the people for as long as it takes, building up support and trust to identify what they would like to do and highlight the positive effect it would have on their lives. Our work involves helping to clients to overcome multiple barriers with individualised support ensuring the person is heavily involved in design and core elements to ensure interest and relevance.
The post will be part of a team within the Lifting Neighbourhoods Together team delivering the project across Bingham, Magdalene & The Hays primarily, with additional work in the peripheral community. The projects have been running for a number of years and have a solid foundation on which to develop. The incoming worker will have the support and guidance as well as the freedom to bring a creative approach to the role helping to meet the evolving needs of the people the project engages with. There will be tasks to do that are part of being the wider Lifting Neighbourhoods Together team, such as events, community engagement and sometimes working with people who are not young people as part of collaborating across different specialisms.
Whilst the ESN project has tangible and achievable targets, the emphasis is very much placed on the quality of relationships with the young people. Building trust between worker and client and the wider community are first and foremost to achieve the aims and objectives of the project.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our Bingham & Stuart Court Housing Support Services Team.
The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.
The SSW will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff in both teams and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.
Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.
This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.
Thistle are looking to recruit an ICJ practitioner to join the Wellbeing Team on a 3.5 year fixed term period (up to end April 2025)
Based within Thistle’s Wellbeing Team that serves people living in Midlothian, the Macmillan ICJ Practitioner will support people’s non-clinical needs following a cancer diagnosis, as part of a new Lothian-wide service called ‘Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ), funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. The Macmillan ICJ Practitioner will help to promote self-management and address people’s holistic needs during and after cancer treatment and work across organisational boundaries with partners to ensure the best possible outcomes for people affected by cancer.
The post holder will:
Work normally takes place on the premises of community-based partner organisations, but at the current time, is most likely to be required to work virtually, e.g. from home where the use of telephone and on-line remote platforms including NHS Near Me options may constitute a significant portion of the working day.